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by Green
February 11th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Zoysia for Hellstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Zoysia for Hellstrip

Zoysia definitely has a presence in the Northeast. I can walk far without seeing some, whether it's a hellstrip, a full lawn, part of a lawn, or the odd patch here or there. I saw data from one of the newer cultivars. They had a map of the US showing the recommended areas. It went up well into Zone ...
by Green
February 11th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Pointless double Pre-M after Tenacity
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Pointless double Pre-M after Tenacity

If you have low crabgrass pressure, Tenacity can do great during its 4-6 week window. But it's up to you to figure out the best way to follow that first app. Personally, I usually end up doing 2 or even 3 Tenacity apps, stretched out as far as possible, and then followed by a low rate of a normal pr...
by Green
February 4th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?

This is a really good question.

I only have anecdotal evidence to offer, but my Bewitched seed in clear plastic--taped shut--lasted longer than my other KBG seed in woven, white breathable plastic.
by Green
February 4th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Early-Season Proactive Trick: Gypsum for Road Salt Damage
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Early-Season Proactive Trick: Gypsum for Road Salt Damage

I have my gypsum ready to go.

Surprised there aren't many gypsum-rich soils, though.
by Green
February 4th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Early-Season Proactive Trick: Gypsum for Road Salt Damage
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Early-Season Proactive Trick: Gypsum for Road Salt Damage

[quote=andy10917 post_id=338273 time=1580859056 user_id=100] The only possible negative scenario I can think of would be a calcareous soil - you don't add Calcium to soil that already has far too much Calcium. Duh. [/quote] And I would think that such a soil is like already having built-in gypsum, s...
by Green
February 2nd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Nutrient availability versus total sampled levels?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Nutrient availability versus total sampled levels?

Andy, Interesting. How is Brix related or different from carbohydrate storage? I was reading that it's more than just sugars, but can also be proteins, etc. Does it give you a good approximation of the carbohydrate levels? Have you tested it to see how Nitrogen affects it? I would guess the Brix lev...
by Green
February 2nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Japanese Maples: Strange Year
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Japanese Maples: Strange Year

I've had this happen numerous times over the past few years. There was at least one year in which the tree still had significantly more leaves at this time (early Feb.) than it does this year. Overall, for me, it tends to be a late-dropper. But it's also somewhat protected from cold air, so that fig...
by Green
February 1st, 2020, 1:29 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tenacity Experience During Seeding/Germination/Young Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Tenacity Experience During Seeding/Germination/Young Blades

[quote=mobiledynamics post_id=338231 time=1580232891 user_id=9376] Aside from what the label says, what has been your experience with Tenacity applied directly seeding during the Germination Window [/quote] I have applied Tenacity at the last minute at least once, on Perennial Ryegrass. I saw the fi...
by Green
January 31st, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Seed Cultivars at the Big Box
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Seed Cultivars at the Big Box

Sometimes it can be due to retests. Law requires that all seed being sold is in date based on the state law. So, companies supply stick-on labels when the lot is retested to make sure it's still good. By the way, sometimes name-brand seed in stores does contain the latest and greatest cultivars...I ...
by Green
January 29th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Nutrient availability versus total sampled levels?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Nutrient availability versus total sampled levels?

Hey Andy...any time for this topic over Winter 2020? I'm still interested in your take on nutrient availability versus sampled levels.
by Green
January 29th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Fall Nitrogen and Organic Lawn Care

[quote=Ogden post_id=338222 time=1580060575 user_id=8374] Is there anything worth doing now to try and make up for it since we are having some warmer weather and the ground isn’t really frozen? [/quote] Not according to conventional wisdom. The only thing you could do organically, would be to drop a...
by Green
January 23rd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 692

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

I've had success too and am planning on doing a few spots again this year. I agree with the mid Feb. to early March timeframe for our area generally.
by Green
January 22nd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

Pway: Hopefully. You are likely on the very Northermost fringe of where Bermuda could be these days, so who knows. Some of it does survive the Winter. But it looks totally different from Bentgrass in terms of seedheads, etc.

Coop: Good luck and definitely keep on top of the Triv this Winter.
by Green
January 21st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

[quote=Pway post_id=338204 time=1579644382 user_id=3729] I have triv, and the other one is either Bermuda or Bent. [/quote] Add Nimblewill to your list of candidates if you're not sure if it's Bentgrass or Bermuda. You should be able to at least tell the two warm-season grasses from the cool-season ...
by Green
January 18th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: POA triv, bermuda all in the yard

Wow, you have the two curses of a cool-season lawn, both at the same time. I battle Triv, and it's rough, as you know. I've used tons of chemical approaches including Roundup. But there's always more of it popping up somewhere. Lately, I'm at the point where I dig or pull it up manually, because as ...
by Green
January 18th, 2020, 12:09 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold

Update: It's been very warm the past few weeks since I sprayed, until today. Soil temps had been up into the low 40s consistently. I was a bit concerned that the anti-transpiration aspect of the Nu-Film might pose a problem since transpiration is already very low this time of year, and it's a necess...
by Green
December 28th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Thinking of experimenting with Serenade/Nu-Film for snow mold

Sprayed it today. This will be interesting...
by Green
December 28th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Trees looking confused.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Trees looking confused.

My young Hickory has had buds for about a month, but it's not uncommon for some plants to set buds this time of year. I'm not seeing red buds or bud swell. Usually, that does not happen until mid Feb. at the very earliest.
by Green
December 17th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Who Is Making Big Changes in 2020?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Who Is Making Big Changes in 2020?

One thing I'll be doing in the Spring, is fixing up an area that is low-lying and has poor soil structure, and then doing a Spring KBG renovation on that area using a monostand of a low-growing cultivar. As soon as it's warm enough, I'll be examining the soil structure and posting in my 2019 thread....
by Green
November 25th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Analyzed my historical data - fine-tuning the "pause" start date

Update: so far, so good. Most areas are still in the pause at this time.